'''Kowloon''' (; ; Hakka Chinese|Hakka
'') is an area in Hong Kong comprising the Kowloon Peninsula
and New Kowloon
. It is bordered by the Lei Yue Mun
strait to the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen
and Stonecutters Island|Stonecutter's Island
to the west, a mountain range, including Tate's Cairn
and Lion Rock
to the north, and Victoria Harbour
to the south. It had a population of 2,019,533 and a population density of 43,033/km in 2006. The peninsula's area is approximately . Together with Hong Kong Island, they contain 48 percent of Hong Kong's total population.
The systematic transcription '''Kau Lung''' or '''Kau-lung''' was often used in derived place names before World War II
, for example ''Kau-lung Bay'' instead of Kowloon Bay
. Other spellings include '''Kauloong''' and...